The lure of 20,000 jobs

Living the dream .. The Brothers Green co-founders Brad Lake, left, Michael Burnett and Brendon McIntosh are leading a green revolution. PHOTO: SUPPLIED By DAVID...

Boris back from wilderness

Big boy .. Mighty Boris, right, dwarfs the bulls at Island Hills Station. He is standing in front of a deer fence. PHOTO: SUPPLIED By...

Much still muddies issues around fresh water

Not feasible ... Having rules forcing farmers to install fences to exclude stock from all hill country waterways is impractical, cost prohibitive and environmentally...

Water focus must remain

By DAVID HILL Waimakariri Zone Committee chairman Michael Blackwell has warned that the "environmental crisis" should not take a back seat to the Covid-19 recovery. Mr...

Virtual saleyards to the fore under lockdown

By DAVID HILL Virtual saleyards are becoming a useful tool for farmers selling stock. As stock agents explore new ways to hold sales during the Covid-19...

Online orders skyrocket under lockdown

By DAVID HILL Farmers' markets have closed, but business is booming for one popular stallholder. Sefton-based Grown's home delivery service has "gone through the roof" since...

Contest canned for the first time in 52 years

By DAVID HILL The 2020 FMG Young Farmer of the Year contest has become a casualty of the global coronavirus pandemic. New Zealand Young Farmers (NZYF)...

Ewe sales falter in hot, dry conditions

By DAVID HILL The sheep industry has gone from a pre-Christmas high to a summer of uncertainty. Peter Walsh & Associates auctioneer Allister Orchard says buyers...

Caterpillar migration

Caterpillar collection heads south ... The great grandchildren of Tracey and Peggy Gough, the founders of the Gough Group, from left, Harriet Gough, Georgia...

Water proposals a ‘long time coming

By SHELLEY TOPP Government's new water quality and environment proposals are long overdue, despite being criticised by some farmers, a prominent Waikari water activist says. "It...
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